Do you know your catalytic converter from air-con compressor and your spark plugs from your shock absorbers? You don’t have to be a mechanic to know the most basic car parts. But if you give a motor more than a cursory glance over, which components can you identify? Take our cunning quiz to find out how much you really know.
Well done! You seem to know your way round a car pretty well.
Bad luck. Have another go now you’ve had some hints.
#1 The highlighted component is the alternator. Its job is to…
Never mind. You should charge towards the right answer next time.
#2 This is a key part of the engine. What is it?
Never mind. Inject a bit of knowledge and try again.
#3 This bottle contains fluid but what’s it for?
Never mind. Stay cool and you’ll get the right answer.
#4 This is a catalytic converter but what does it do?
Never mind. Choose the right answer and you’ll clean up.
#5 This is a vital part of every car but what is it?
Never mind. Just change down to get the right answer.
#6 This has liquid running through it. What is it?
Try again. It’d be cool if you brushed up on your car components.
#7 As you can see, this sometimes needs renewing, particularly if you suffer from hay fever. What is it?
Never mind. Your nose will tell you if this isn’t working properly.
#8 Lots of cars have at least one of these beneath their bonnet to boost power. What is it?
Never mind. Better luck next time!
#9 What’s the part inside the spring that stops your teeth rattling?
Never mind. Hit a bump with a broken one of these and your body will know all about it.
#10 This is a car’s braking system. The red thing is the…
Never mind. Better luck next time.